Saturday, 7 November 2015

One Too Good.

Maccabees finished second in a three mile plus handicap hurdle at Fontwell (6/11/15).  Ridden by Thomas Cheesman, he looked keen going to post and didn't seem to want to settle.  He was close in touch as the field went on their three laps.  Due to the deteriorating ground in the rain, the field ran wide under the trees in the back straight and on the stands side in the home straight looking for better ground and adding another half furlong to the distance.  On the final circuit Maccabees started to drop back as the leading two runners pulled away, but as is his custom, he stormed up the home straight reeling in all but the winner, who carried a light weight, going down by 24 lengths.

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